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German Forces Are Believed to Be Planning Another Drive at Polish Capital
HARRISBURG WWmM TELEGRAPH LXXXIV— No. 162 •16 Of TUSK ! REPORTED DROWNED IH PURR OF CM Dispatches 'Reaching Hong Kong Tell of Heavy Losses in Three Provinces MANY SECTIONS DEVASTATED Suffering Is Terrible According to \ Latest Stories Filtering Into U. S. By Astociated Press Hongkong. July 15.—Tens of thou sands or natives are estimated to have been drowned by the floods in the Chinese provinces of K want ting. Kwangsi and Kiangsi and the desolation in the devastated districts is terrible, according to the latest reports reach ing here. \\ a.-liimrton, D. C., July 15.—Consul General Anderson, at Hongkong, re ported to-day that Canton was isolated except to powerful steamers, thou sands have been drowned and tens of thousands are taking refuge on high places. Thousands of houses have been burned. American mission property lias either l>cen damaged or destroyed ' and foreigners are taking refuge at j the British consulate at Fn Chow. No Americans have lieen lost so far as is known. The American consul general at Hong Kong says that he has been un able for five days to communicate by telegraph with Consul General She-1 shire at Canton. The Hong Kong gov,- ; ernment and citizens there are organ izing relief. American naval vessels are proceeding up the West river to, assist in the rescue of those in dis-; tress. The consul general recommends immediate Red Cross assistance, inas much as there will be widespread faminlne involving millions of human beings. He asked for a temporary allowance of $20,000. American Foreign Trade Will Greatly Extend, Is Prediction of Pratt White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., July 15.—Hankers of the United States were warned to-day that they must prepare to handle the financial eiul of a wide American foreign trade by Dr. K. I',. Pratt, chief of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, in a speech before the West Virginia Bankers' As sociation convention here to-day. The development of a large export business I- now under way. Dr. Pratt told the hankers anrt manufacturers and mer cliants will call upon the banks for extensive services lti handling the cash and credit export transactions. Dr. I'ratt said that American banks are now establishing branches in South America and other parts of the world to handle American business and that the Kuropean war has resulted In the extensive substitution of American dollar exchange for English pounds sterling exchange in international transactions. NO GAME TO-DAY The game at Island Park this after noon was called off because ot rain. Rochester left the city for Richmond. The game scheduled for to-day will be played in a double-header when the Hustlers come to Harrisburg next month. You May "Love the Cows and Chickens" while spending your vacation days on the farm, but you will have plenty of time left to read your favorite paper from honje. Six cents a week will bring the Harrisburg Telegraph to you, no matter where you are. Drop a postal or phone the Cir culation Department, and the next issue will meet you when you arrive. THE WEATHER For Harrlaburg and vicinity: Un settled, probably showers thin af trrnoon or to-nlaht and on Fri day: continued warm. For Eaatern Pennsylvania: Partly rlondy to-nlsht and Friday, with probably thunderstorm.; not much change In temperature) llsht to moderate variable winds. River The North and West branches anil the main river will probably re. main nearly stationary or fall • slowly unless the showers Indi cated for the Susquehanna Val ley In the next thlrty-alx hours should be general and heavier A tbnn now aeens likely. In that r case aome, possibly all the streama, will rise. A fctage of nhont f1.3 feet Is Indicated for Harrlabarg, Friday morning. General Conditions Pressure continues low over nearly nil the country. Several small centers of disturbance appear In the Weat and Far Northwest, the deepest being located over Mouth, western Nebraska. Showers have fallen In the Ohio. Mlaaourl and I'VPtr Mississippi valleys, over the southern portion of the I.ake Region and In Northern Florida and a few other localities. Temperature: 8 a. m., 74. Sun: Rises. 4t4S a. m.: aets, T®l p. m. Moon: First quarter, July 10, 4:Ot» a. m. River Stage: 6.4 feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 88. Lowest temperature. OA. Mean temperature, 77. Normal temperature, 75. WORK DAY AND NIGHT ON NEW 0. V. BRIDGE Expect to Finuh One Half of Bridge From Shore to Shore by December 1 TO PUT ON 50 MORE MEN Must Make Up For Time Lost Be cause of Recent Flood Stage Work on the New Cumberland Val ley Railroad bridge is being pushed ahead by night and in order to facili tate the operations a miniature elec tric lighting system has been installed on the big job. By December 1, It is said, one-half of the bridge will be completed from shore to shore and In order to fulfill this part of the contract the Grayce Construction company will have to put two shifts, one day, and one night, at work in the very near future. Within a week or so an additional force of 50 men will be put on, it is understood. The new electric lighting system has been installed by the local light company and current is supplied to the island from this city. All over the job the electric lights have been placed so that the concrete can be mixed by night and the forms around the piers can be constructed while the [Continued on Page B.] U. S. MAY NOT SEND REPLY TO AUSTRIA Protest Sent at Request of Ger many as Warning to America , By Associated Press Washington, July 15.—Austria's di plomatic representations that Ameri can exports of war munitions to the allies have attained dimensions en dangering the neutrality of the Unit ed States have been under consider ation at the State Department since July 11 and so far it has not been de termined what reply, if any, the United States will make. The Aus trian note delivered to Ambassador Penfleld on June 29 probably will not be given out here. It is substantially reported, however, in last night's news, dispatches from Vienna via Amster-! dam and London. The Austrian note contends that war exports as "a proceeding of the; present war are not in consonance i with the definition of neutrality. It J adds that it "would be quite sufficient 1 to advise the enemies of Austria-Hun gary and Germany that the supply of foodstuffs and war material would be suspended If legitimate trade in these articles between Americans and neu tral countries was not permitted." | London. July 15.—A dispatch from; Berlin by way of Amsterdam to the! Exchange Telegraph Company to-day says: "The Austro-Hungarian protest to America is a sequel to the recent con ference at Vienna between Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollweg, the German im- 1 perial chancellor, and Gottlieb Von, Jagow, the German Foreign Minister,] and Baron Stephen Burian Von Ra- i jeez, the Austrian-Hungarian Foreign! Minister. "The protest was sent at the request) of Germany and Turkey will follow; suit. "The object is to warn America that I a rupture of relations with Germany! will mean also a rupture with Ger-1 many's allies." Bryan Announces Return to Lecture Platform By Associated Press Long Beach, Cal., July 15. William J. Bryan, in an address last night, an nounced his return to the lecture plat form. "I have on several occasions express ed a willingness to suspend my lectur- | ing activities for four years," he said, "but never for longer. I consider the lecture platform not only a legitimate field, but verv necessary. It provides ! for any man with a message an oppor -1 tunity to present it. fn public office, the Republicans have had to help pay ■ my salary whether they wanted to or not." , U. S. Gunboats to Do Rescue Work in China By Associated Press Washington, D. C., July 15. The i American gunboats Wilmington and | Callao of the Asiatic squadron, are I rushing from Hong Kong to the scene of recent floods In China for "urgent 'rescue" work. Commander Huff of 1 the Wilmington cabled to-day that the Callao is bound for West River, and the Wilmington for Canton. SEIZURE TO BE DISCUSSED By Associated Press Washington, D. C.. July 15.—Diffi culties of American meat packers with Great Britain over the detention of their cargoes to neutral countries will be taken up by the State Department and the British government, it was said to-day. WELSH MINERS QUIT WORK By Associated Press \ Cardiff, Wales, July 15.—Despite op timistic predictions that serious labor difficulties in the coal fields would be ! averted, virtually every mine In Wales was Idle this morning, the day fixed for the beginning of the miners' strike for higher wages. CAR STRIKK IX PROVIDENCE Providence, R. 1., July 15.—A re duced trolley cai service was In effect In this city to-day as a result of the strike declared by 2,400 union em ployes of the Rhode Island Company at midnight. The cars In operation were manned by nonunion motormen and conductors. HARRISBURG, PA,. THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1915 NATIONAL LEAGUE PRESIDENT JOHN K. TENER SEES HARRISBURG INDIANS TRIM ROCHESTER HUSTLERS """"" t i >l' wall ailfeWMF THRKE ART)EXT FANS John K. Tener, former Governor of Pennsylvania and now president of the National League, saw Har risburg trim Rochester yesterday, soore 6-2. "Big John" Tener's appearance on the Island field was the signal for a great demonstration from the Harrisburg ball fans who learned to love the former Governor during his four years' residence in this city. The former Governor's word that Harrisburg was a livewire baseball town when it had a real team on the diamond was largely responsible for the city's landing the International ball club. Tener was snapped by the Telegraph's photographer while sitting on the clubhouse porch with Thomas Fogarty, president of the Harrisburg Internationals on the left and Joseph Montgomery—the oldest baseball fan in Harrisburg—on the right. The picture was snapped just before Kraft swatted out a three-sacker, to center field, bringing In three runs. | ! ARE YOU HELP! TO BUY ICE FOR POOR? Many Mothers Unable to Keep Milk Pure For Babies, Says Charities Secretary What are you doing for the suffering babies in this city whose mothers i cannot afford to buy ice to keep the in fants' milk sweet? Contributions are needed for the Harrlsburg Press, Ice and Diet Fund, j They will be received and acknowl- j eoged at the office of the Telegraph , or at either of the other local news- I papers. i Two years ago about SSOO wat I raised in a simitar manner. This fund lasted the Associated Charities for I about three seasons. The money is used to purchase coupons, which are ! distributed to needy families that ap ; pl> to the Charities during the sum- J I nier. In a number of instances ice only is | furnished to families, as they need no I j other help. The contributions as they! arc received are placed in the hands of Donald McCormick, treasurer of the Associated Charities. Contributions, large and small, are . solicited. Amount received to-day. I Mrs. Annie B. Lamberton, sl. Hilton Dsnies He Will Resign as Alderman Alderman Edward J. Hilton, of the Fourth ward, denied to-day the rumor that he was about to resign his office and that ex-Alderman Windsor would apply for the position to succeed him. . Thfc Fourth ward alderman said that he intended to finish his term, which expires in 19 20, and that he will in all probability run for re-election, I as he has no other object In view at present. Ex-Alderman Windsor, proprietor of the Arena Motion Picture Theater, in speaking of the rumor said: "I do not want the office. I have enough to do with my business in the West End. At present while the summer .="ason Is on I am helping Alderman Hilton. He | hc.s not told me of his intention to resign if he,is planning to do so." Honors For the Late Karl Bitter and J. W. Alexander By .Associated Press San Francisco, Cal., July 15. The' grand prize for oil paintings In the United States section of the Depart ment of Fine Arts at the Panama Pacific Exposition has been awarded Ito Frederick Carl Frieseke, Owosso, I Mich., It was announced to-day. Nine gold medals were awarded in this sec [tlon with the name of the late John i W. Alexander of Pennsylvania at the head of the list. | Henry Wolf, of New York, won the , grand prize in etching and engraving. For sculpture in the United States the | medals of honor went to Herbert ■ Adams, D. C. French and the late j Karl Bitter, of New Tork. John W. Alexander was a Pltts | burgher and was given a contract to | furnish some paintings for the capitol here. He died before he could com plete his work. Karl Bitter made the statue of the late M. S. Quay which occupies a pl».ce in the rotunda of the capitol. Shoes to Be Built Along "Normal and Sane Lines" By Associated Press New Tork, July IS. —As the result of a meeting of representatives of the National Shoe Retailers' Association, the National Boot and Shoe Manufacl turers' Association, the National Shoe Wholesalers' Association and the Na tional I-ast Association, a decree was issued to-day against the so-called freakish styles of women's shoes. The manufacture of shoes of odd colors, lacing at the side and back was disapproved and It was agreed to j return to the more conservative fash | ions during the coming season. Women's shoe* for ordinary wear will be black with qioth uppers and to be proper the cloth must be black. Perforations and other decorations were frowned down. This was de scribed by the spokesman of the con ference as a return to "moral ai>4 sane lines." I Menls shoes are to remain conserva. tive In design and either black or tan. SENATOR BURTON TO REACH CITY AT 111 Special Committee Will Meet the Distinguished Visitor From Ohio SENATOR BURTON All plans for the visit of United j States Senator Theodore E. Burton of Ohio to Harrisburg to-morrow as the | guest of the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce were completed to-day with the announcement of the special re ception committee which will meet the distinguished visitor on his arrival at Union Station at 11:30 o'clock. The special committee will include Jonn E. Fox, former State Senator, | Mayor John K. Royal, and J. Horace McFarland, president of the American Civic Association, who has long been associated with Senator Burton in the work of civic improvement through out the United States, j Senator Burton —tfho with Elihu ] Continued on Page 7.[ | To Open Second Street Subway Monday Morning ! Harrlsburg's brand new subway in Second street will he thrown open to the traveling public Monday morning. Finishing touches to the repair work on the asphalt at the top of the ap- I proaches are being added to-day and City Commissioner W. H. Lynch, sup erintendent of streets and public im provements, said that everything will be In readiness to open the subway ] Monday. With the opening of the Second street subway the under-grade way at Front street will be closed for a few days to vehicle traffic in order to allow some necessary repair work to be done on the street at the bottom of the subway. While the Front street subway iq closed Commissioner Lynch said vehicular traffic will have to be handled via Secbnd street. MAY BK ABLE TO PREVENT SPREAD OF CLOTHING STRIKE By Associated Press New York. July 18. With 21,000 workers on men's clothing on strike here, a meeting of committees repre | senting the Amalgamated Clothing I Workers of America and the American (Clothing Manufacturers' Association ! was called for to-day to prevent a spread of the strike to other cities throughout the country. Mayer Schoenfold, labor adjuster for the Clothing Manufacturers' Association, said there was hope that further strik ing could be checked and the present strike be settled without additional losses to strikers and manufacturers. ELKS IN ANNUAL PARADE By Associated Press Los Angeles. July 15.—The annual parade of Elk lodges was to bring to a climax to-day the entertainment arid business of the 1916 reunion of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks here. Newly elected officers were to be Installed at the closing session of the grand lodge. INCIDENT IS ALMOST CLOSED Foreign Office Expresses Regretj and Readiness to Make Reparation By Associated Press Washington, D. C., July 15.—Ger many, in an official memorandum transmitted to-day from Berlin by Am bassador Gerard, admits that the American steamer Nebraskan was tor pedoed by a submarine, expresses re gret and readiness to make, reparation and assures the United States that the attack was "not meant for the Ameri can flag, but is to be considered an unfortunate incident." Secretary Lansing made nubile the German memorandum, which disposes of the question whether the Nebraskan was struck by a torpedo or by a. mine. The German memorandum closes the Incident, it was said, except as to the payment of damages. The State Department made this announcement: "Ambassador Gerard has telegraphed to the State Department the following memorandum from the German for eign office relative to the damaging of the American steamer Nebraskan by a German submarine: " 'The German government received from newspaper reports the Intelli gence that the American steamer Ne braskan had been damaged by a mine or torpedo on the southwest coast of Ireland. It therefore started a thor ough investigation of the case without delay and from the result of the in vestigation it has become convinced that the damage to the Nebraskan was caused by an attack by a submarine. " 'On the evening of May 25 last the submarine met a Bteamer bound westward without a flag and with no neutral markings on her freeboard about thirty-five nautical - miles west of Fastnet Rock. No appliance of any kind for the illumination of the flag or markings was to be seen. In the twi light, which had already set in, the name of the steamer was not vis|hle from the submarine. Since the com mrndor of the submarine was obliged to assume from his wide exnerience in the area of maritime war' that onlv English steamers, and no neutral steamers, traversed this war area with out flag and markings, he attacked the vessel with a tornedo. in the con viction that he had an enemy vessel before him'." Now Look What Saint Swithin's Went an' Done! St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days, 'twill rain na mair. Now look what Saint Swithin's went an' done! Right after we've had oodles and oodles of rain for the past forty days, he up and decrees forty more days of the bewildering wetness. For to-day. July 15 ; is Saint Swlth |in's Day. The legend Is one of a century ago. and i* related as follows: St. Swithin, confessor, hishop and pat ron of Winchester, England, lived in the ninth century. When he was bur ied he intended to have his grave In the open, but his people laid" him in the abbey of the church. The saint was so angry that he caused it to rain until his body was brought into the open air, then the skies cleared. • GERMANS NUMBER 8,300 By Associated Press Berlin. July 15 (by wireless to Sav ville). —The Overseas News Agency to day says: "The conditions of the sur render of the German forces in South j west Africa make clear that the Ger man troops numbered 204 officers and 3.094 men (a little more than one reg ular Infantry regiment on a war foot ing), with 7 field pieces and 22 ma chine guns. This force was matched aft«r prolonged warfare and terrible fatigues against 20,000 men." ARCHBISHOP QUIGLEY BURrED By Associated Press Chicago, July 15.—The body of Archbishop James Edward Quigley, who died in Rochester. N. Y., on Sat urday. was burled with Impressive ceremonies to-day. Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore, and Monslgnor Bonzano, of Washington, apostolic delegate! were among the noted Catholic digni taries In attendance. 12 PAGES PATROL SYSTEM FOR ROAD REPAIRS ! 11l PENNSYLVANIA Most Important Announcement Since Creation of Highway Department i ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY Better Work at Lower Cost; Force Is Now Being Care fully Chosen I State Highway Commissioner Cun- j ningham announced to-day that on! August 1 the Patrol System of Main-' tenance would be established on State I Highway routes. Caretakers will be [ employed and each man will be as-1 signed to a designated section of high- • way, for the maintenance and repair of which he will be held responsible. One hundred and ninety men will be placed on this patrol work at the start and the territory covered will exteud through forty-six counties. , These men will be paid at the rate | of from fifteen to twenty cents an j hour, depending upon the scale of! wages for labor in their districts. This i will moan an annual expenditure of ] $120,000 a year, which will figure down to a maintenance cost of $65 a mile a year for the State Highways. When it is considered that maintenance charges heretofore have averaged one half million dollars a year, the [Continued on Pa<te 2.] MRS. DARLINGTON IMPROVES The condition of Mrs. James Henry Darlington, wife of Bishop Darling ton, who underwent an operation at Si. Luke's Hospital, New York city, yesterday, was reported as greatly im proved to-day and experts in attend ance expect her speedy recovery. PRISONERS TRANSFERRED By Associated Press Berne, Switzerland, via Paris, July 14, 10:14 p. m. —A special train loaded with French prisoners of war, per manently disabled on their way home from Germany, passes here every night another special filled with similarly crippled Germans who are returning from France. After this ex change Is completed 3,000 members of the sanitary corps of the two nations will be transferred from one country to the other. i IN FLOOD SWEPT CITY ? Harrisburg. —Fears are entertainpd, by relatives, for the I i safety of Miss E. M. Butler, sister of E.'G. Butler, health V j office;' of Steelton, who is in the heart of the flood swept § 1 district of C nton. A f STREET CAR MEN GET INCREASE ! J Chicago, July 15.—A rai§e of three cents an hour in the g | J 1 pay of Chicago street car employes, announced to-day, will ' . I cost the company approximately $1,170,000 a year. & London, July 15 t 6.02 P. M.—A dispatch from Cardiff ! , Jo the Central News Agency says that the miners' confer- '! <1 ence by a vote of 180 to 113 decided not to accept the ' recommendation of their council to return to work. Washington, July 15.—A train between Vera Cruz and ; I J Mexico City has been wrecked by a bomb near Apizaco. I The explosion killed and wounded many persons. A cable- ! ' gram from Vera Cruz to the State Department says it is i j 1 uncertain whether the train left Vera Cruz July 12 or July * I 13. The railroad has discontinued selling tickets to Mex <» ico City. * « , New York, July 15.—The Lackawanna Steel Company j ( announces the sale of 60,000 tons of steel rails to the Russian , | . i gover;: t livery in September. These rails, it is un- | derstood are. to be used mainly in additional construction ' ' of the trans-Siberian Railroad. The price paid is not dis * * closed. * I Geneva, Switzerland, July 15, 11 A. M., via Paris, 2.15 J I•P. M. A' report has reached Basel that a big strike is 1 I ' threatened at the Krupp works at Essen, Germany, the j j I movement being headed by the Union of Metallurgical work- i . men and the association of mechanics. They demand higher ' ' , i wages. i New York, July 15.—An explosion to-day wrecked a i i big grain elevator in Weehawken, across the Hudson river f * from New York and severely injured a half dozen men who were working there. The police are investigating. t t 9 Wilkes-Barre, Pa., July 15.—President Judge Charles ' I E. Rice, of .the State Superior Court, who has been ill at j l his home here suffered a relapse to-day. His physicians ' i announce that his condition is critical. « 1 MARRIAGE LICENSES J Frfdfflfk Wlllinin Sehmirdrl uurt A nun Mnrgnrft Kont. rttr. Krfdfrlck John Ymtnilt, Allrntnna, and Kmclla Josephine flpccr.S ' i ,Pl«t»bur*l». " ► 9T J«nu Henulapr and Mary K. Kllugrr, Mlllrraburg. El**!**—l—l Ml■ ■|l| f aaa..A.| ~ A, , |, * POSTSCRIPT GOWNS PLAN DRIVE ON POLISH era. Kaiser's Forces Are Again Active in Region North of Warsaw RUSSIAN LINE HAS RETIRED Great Britain's Coal Strike Prob lem Acute; 150,000 Men Quit Work Gorman forces again are active In I the region of Warsaw. <-a using military ' observers to believe that a drive at ihe Polish capital from that dircctilon ! may be imminent. The Russians admit a German of- I fensive lias begun in one section where a Russian force retirod to Its 1 second line positions. Apparently the ! same operations, however, were al- I lulled to In the most recent Gorman loilicial Statement as resulting In "local J successes." | The German drive at the French I lines in the Argonnc forest region lias | been followed by attempts on the part I of the French to regain lost ground, j The latest report from Paris claims partial success in the effort. I Two liilLs defending Krithia on the I Gallipoli peninsula were occupied by | the troops of the entente allies after j fou ras-aults on -Monday last, accord ! ing to Athens' advices received In Lon don. Constantinople, reporting on the same engagement says the allied at tacks. in which warships supported the troops, were repulsed with heavy losses. A German submarine sank the Nor wegian steamer Rym. One of the mer chantmen's engineers was killed. The rest of tlio crew was saved. Great Britain's coal strike problem continues acute, 150.000 miners hav ing gone out despite the prohibitions of the war munitions act. ANOTHER STEAMER TORPEDOED By Associated Press London, July 15, 11:30 a. m.—The Norwegian steamer Rym has been tor pedoed and sunk. The second en gineer was killed but the rest of the • crew has landed at Great Yarmouth. PARALYTICS REACH PARIS By Associated Press Paris, July 15.—Forty aged men and i women, many of them paralytics ar i rived here this morning from Neuve lEglise (Nieuwakerke) Flanders, where they had hidden in cellars for a week to escape a German bombardment. They were attended.by nuns.